Our Prayer Team
What is the Prayer Team?
The Prayer Team is an unusual and special ministry at PPMCC. It’s unusual because its members are mostly anonymous, provide their services privately, and never discuss what they’re doing with anyone but God. It’s special because it helps others by praying for their needs while deeply blessing those who participate. Simply put, it’s one of the easiest and most rewarding ways to help others and yourself! Team members receive prayer requests sent to our church and offer those prayers in their daily communication with God in their own unique and personal way.
Who is on the Prayer Team?
Anyone can be a member of the Prayer Team if they’re willing to do three things: (1) check their e-mail daily for prayer requests sent by the Ministry Leader, (2) offer those prayer requests privately to God, and (3) maintain complete confidentially of the prayer requests, prayer requestors, and anyone else involved. That’s all there is to it!
Why is the Prayer Team Important?
Prayer is one of the most powerful tools we have. It gives us a way to share both our praises and needs with God through 1-on-1 communication. It’s like having a private telephone call with God! The funny thing about prayer, though, is that it helps those praying at the same time it helps those being prayed for. It creates a connection between us and God – a very personal, private connection. And when we’re lifting the needs of others to God, we’re also opening our hearts to think of others more than ourselves. It’s a win-win!
How Does the Prayer Team Work?
Each prayer request goes through three simple steps:
Submitting Prayer requests to the church team is easy. Just Click Here and fill out the short online form. You’ll be submitting your concern directly to the Prayer Team Ministry Leader’s inbox.
The Prayer Team Ministry Leader then takes the request, and delivers it via e-mail to the confidential list of Prayer Team members.
As each Prayer Team member receives the prayer request, they lift it to the Divine in their own personal way.
How Does One Pray?
Some people find praying an easy thing to do, while others find it more challenging. The truth is there isn’t any secret formula for praying, and there’s isn’t a right way or wrong way—although Jesus offered us some good advice. “But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to our Creator secretly. Then your Creator, who knows all secrets, will reward you.” You don’t have to use any special words, you don’t have to pray at a certain time, and you don’t have to pray in a certain way. Prayer is really just communication—it is just talking with your closest friend—God. While there isn’t a right way or wrong way to pray, some people have a simple process to help them remember everything. A popular one uses the acronym A.C.T.S. Adoration (acknowledging the Sacred), Confession (acknowledging our own weaknesses), Thanksgiving (thanking God for blessing us), and Supplication (asking for what we need). Whether people find prayer easy or difficult, want a process or not, one thing is certain: God loves it when we pray. And God doesn’t much care how we do it as long as we’re doing it! So, just open up some communication with God!!